Oaxaca Articles: Palenques

Mezcal ‘Don Agave’

In Oaxaca City near the Santo Domingo Cultural Center is a little ‘inside the mall’ mezcal store called ‘Mezcal Don Agave’. Yes I said Mall. A mini-mall and a great find for buying some quality Mezcal. It was fun shopping and a very pleasant experience. Colorful and unique items. If your ever in Oaxaca givem’ […]

El Rey Zapoteco- El Rey Matatln

Two favorites of ours. One reason is our friend and guide for the day, Miguel, introduced us to two spectacular markets and palenques 1) El Rey Zapoteco Fabrica de Mezcal and 2) El Rey Matatln. Two different locations, two different brands with lots of variety and selections but maybe one in the same producers and distributers […]

Real Matlatl

Real Matlatl Mezcal has a store front and palenque in Santiago Matatlan. Clean well operated operation. They have a large variety of Mezcals made from common and not so common agave. It worth mentioning that the owners were very very hospitable and spent a lot of time with us which meant a lot to us […]

Caution: It's said 'for everything there is Mezcal' but we add 'except for one thing' - getting drunk. Please drink responsibly. The most accurate and dependable book on living life at its fullest says 'wine (or Mezcal) makes the heart rejoice' and 'makes life enjoyable' (Ps 104:15; Ec 10:19) but overindulgence can certainly lead to harm (Pr 23:29-31)! If you drink at all please drink in moderation! (Quotes from NWT)